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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Tue Aug 19, 2014 09:31 AM CDT

There are times when tracking long-term patterns in the futures market can get confusing. Take for example corn, where September remains the nearby contract while the new-crop December is far and away the more heavily traded. Ask a group of technical analysts which should be plotted on continuous charts, and your likely to get an even split between the two.

To avoid this confusion, I often go back to the intrinsic value of a market to look for chart patterns. In the case of grains, the intrinsic value is the cash value, so I use charts of the various DTN ...

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